The table below looks at the statistics for SLA skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SLA over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Service Level Agreement (SLA)
Rank 81 109 120
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +11
Permanent jobs citing SLA 202 174 156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 3.06% 2.51% 2.12%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 32.42% 29.24% 30.41%
Number of salaries quoted 161 150 138
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £22,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,600 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
SLA
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
623 595 513
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 9.43% 8.60% 6.97%
Number of salaries quoted 503 463 411
Average salary £39,500 £36,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.72% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,600 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £58,052
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

SLA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SLA across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

SLA Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SLA
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SLA across the North West region.

SLA Salary Trend in the North West

SLA
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SLA across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

SLA Salary Histogram in the North West

SLA
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SLA within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +7 108 £41,000 +26.15% 12
Cheshire +29 67 £32,500 -7.14% 5
Lancashire +17 13 £55,000 +29.41% 1
Merseyside +2 11 £32,500 -18.75% 1
Cumbria - 4 £62,500 - 2
SLA
England

SLA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing SLA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SLA.

1 185 (41.02%) ITIL
2 122 (27.05%) Microsoft
3 118 (26.16%) Finance
4 106 (23.50%) Windows
5 103 (22.84%) Service Delivery
6 93 (20.62%) SQL
7 91 (20.18%) MS Office
8 86 (19.07%) Service Management
9 85 (18.85%) MS Excel
10 80 (17.74%) Cisco
11 65 (14.41%) Active Directory
12 59 (13.08%) Telecoms
13 58 (12.86%) Cisco Certification
13 58 (12.86%) Degree
14 54 (11.97%) Project Management
15 52 (11.53%) SQL Server
16 49 (10.86%) WAN
17 46 (10.20%) LAN
17 46 (10.20%) Change Management
18 45 (9.98%) CCNA
18 45 (9.98%) Analytical Skills
19 43 (9.53%) Disaster Recovery
20 40 (8.87%) HP
21 38 (8.43%) TCP/IP
21 38 (8.43%) Security Cleared
22 37 (8.20%) VoIP
22 37 (8.20%) Windows XP
22 37 (8.20%) Oracle
23 35 (7.76%) CCNP
23 35 (7.76%) Firewall

SLA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing SLA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SLA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 32 (7.10%) MS Exchange
2 21 (4.66%) IBM Notes
3 13 (2.88%) SharePoint
4 12 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (2.44%) Lync
6 6 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (1.33%) Apache
7 4 (0.89%) CMS
7 4 (0.89%) nginx
8 3 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.44%) Drupal
9 2 (0.44%) WordPress
9 2 (0.44%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.44%) IIS
9 2 (0.44%) Moodle
9 2 (0.44%) SAS
10 1 (0.22%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 91 (20.18%) MS Office
2 85 (18.85%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.44%) MS Project
4 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.22%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 14 (3.10%) Oracle General Ledger
1 14 (3.10%) Oracle Payables
1 14 (3.10%) Oracle Receivables
2 11 (2.44%) Oracle Assets
2 11 (2.44%) Oracle AGIS
3 10 (2.22%) Oracle EBS R12
3 10 (2.22%) Oracle Financials
4 9 (2.00%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 7 (1.55%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (1.11%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (1.11%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.89%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.89%) Oracle iProcurement
7 4 (0.89%) Sage 50
7 4 (0.89%) Oracle Cash Management
7 4 (0.89%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 3 (0.67%) Oracle FAH
9 2 (0.44%) SAP CO
10 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.88%) Office 365
2 10 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (10.86%) WAN
2 46 (10.20%) LAN
3 38 (8.43%) TCP/IP
4 37 (8.20%) VoIP
5 35 (7.76%) Firewall
6 30 (6.65%) DNS
6 30 (6.65%) MPLS
7 29 (6.43%) BGP
8 27 (5.99%) DHCP
9 24 (5.32%) Wireless
10 22 (4.88%) Internet
11 17 (3.77%) VPN
11 17 (3.77%) Wi-Fi
12 15 (3.33%) DECT
13 13 (2.88%) NAS
14 12 (2.66%) iSCSI
14 12 (2.66%) Ethernet
15 10 (2.22%) DPNSS
15 10 (2.22%) Intranet
15 10 (2.22%) QSIG
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (11.53%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.77%) DB2
3 14 (3.10%) Crystal Reports
4 10 (2.22%) MySQL
5 9 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (1.77%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.11%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.89%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 4 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.89%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.44%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.44%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.44%) Big Data
12 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (1.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (0.67%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (0.67%) MSI
3 2 (0.44%) Subversion
4 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.22%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.22%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.22%) Toad
General
1 118 (26.16%) Finance
2 59 (13.08%) Telecoms
3 31 (6.87%) Financial Institution
4 18 (3.99%) Retail
5 15 (3.33%) Back Office
6 11 (2.44%) Advertising
6 11 (2.44%) Local Government
7 9 (2.00%) Billing
7 9 (2.00%) Publishing
8 8 (1.77%) Legal
9 7 (1.55%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.33%) Banking
11 5 (1.11%) Marketing
12 4 (0.89%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.89%) Law
13 2 (0.44%) Games
13 2 (0.44%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 103 (22.84%) Analyst
2 80 (17.74%) Service Manager
3 54 (11.97%) Service Analyst
4 49 (10.86%) Service Desk Analyst
5 38 (8.43%) Support Analyst
6 35 (7.76%) Network Engineer
7 34 (7.54%) Developer
8 28 (6.21%) IT Services Manager
9 25 (5.54%) Cisco Engineer
10 23 (5.10%) Applications Support
11 22 (4.88%) Consultant
12 19 (4.21%) Systems Support
12 19 (4.21%) Delivery Manager
13 18 (3.99%) Administrator
14 17 (3.77%) Services Delivery Manager
14 17 (3.77%) Support Engineer
15 16 (3.55%) Systems Analyst
15 16 (3.55%) 2nd Line Support
15 16 (3.55%) Systems Support Analyst
16 15 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (7.10%) .NET
2 22 (4.88%) Web Services
3 20 (4.43%) ASP.NET
4 14 (3.10%) Middleware
5 9 (2.00%) WinForms
5 9 (2.00%) HTML
6 7 (1.55%) Ruby on Rails
6 7 (1.55%) LINQ
6 7 (1.55%) Grails
7 6 (1.33%) CSS
8 4 (0.89%) AngularJS
9 3 (0.67%) Application Packaging
9 3 (0.67%) EDI
10 2 (0.44%) XML
10 2 (0.44%) jQuery
10 2 (0.44%) RESTful
10 2 (0.44%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (0.44%) HTML5
10 2 (0.44%) Ajax
10 2 (0.44%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 45 (9.98%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (3.77%) Management Information System
3 15 (3.33%) Life Science
4 14 (3.10%) Computer Science
5 11 (2.44%) Statistics
6 8 (1.77%) Performance Metrics
7 6 (1.33%) Replication
8 5 (1.11%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.89%) iSeries
9 4 (0.89%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.67%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.44%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.44%) VSAM
11 2 (0.44%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.44%) Handset
11 2 (0.44%) Telematics
11 2 (0.44%) Open Source
11 2 (0.44%) Data Extraction
12 1 (0.22%) iPhone
12 1 (0.22%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 106 (23.50%) Windows
2 37 (8.20%) Windows XP
3 34 (7.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (5.99%) Windows 7
5 25 (5.54%) UNIX
6 22 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (4.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (3.33%) Windows Vista
9 14 (3.10%) Linux
10 10 (2.22%) Windows 2000 Server
11 8 (1.77%) AIX
12 6 (1.33%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.67%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.44%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (41.02%) ITIL
2 103 (22.84%) Service Delivery
3 86 (19.07%) Service Management
4 54 (11.97%) Project Management
5 46 (10.20%) Change Management
6 43 (9.53%) Disaster Recovery
7 32 (7.10%) Problem Management
8 29 (6.43%) Risk Management
9 27 (5.99%) Incident Management
10 26 (5.76%) Stakeholder Management
11 24 (5.32%) Time Management
12 22 (4.88%) PRINCE2
12 22 (4.88%) ITIL V3
13 19 (4.21%) Service Desk Management
13 19 (4.21%) Mentoring
13 19 (4.21%) Agile Software Development
14 18 (3.99%) Operations Management
14 18 (3.99%) Data Protection
15 17 (3.77%) Infrastructure Management
15 17 (3.77%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 93 (20.62%) SQL
2 34 (7.54%) C#
3 26 (5.76%) Java
4 25 (5.54%) VB.NET
5 18 (3.99%) JavaScript
6 15 (3.33%) T-SQL
7 7 (1.55%) Ruby
8 5 (1.11%) PL/SQL
9 4 (0.89%) PHP
10 2 (0.44%) RPG
10 2 (0.44%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.22%) C
11 1 (0.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 58 (12.86%) Cisco Certification
1 58 (12.86%) Degree
2 45 (9.98%) CCNA
3 38 (8.43%) Security Cleared
4 35 (7.76%) CCNP
5 34 (7.54%) SC Cleared
6 29 (6.43%) ITIL Certification
7 28 (6.21%) MCP
8 25 (5.54%) Microsoft Certification
9 18 (3.99%) MCSE
10 10 (2.22%) ACCA
10 10 (2.22%) CIMA
11 9 (2.00%) CISM
11 9 (2.00%) CCDA
11 9 (2.00%) ISEB
11 9 (2.00%) CISSP
12 8 (1.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 6 (1.33%) MCITP
14 5 (1.11%) MCSA
14 5 (1.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.77%) ISO 9001
2 11 (2.44%) QA
3 9 (2.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.44%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.22%) HL7
System Software
1 65 (14.41%) Active Directory
2 24 (5.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.00%) Terminal Server
4 4 (0.89%) XenApp
5 3 (0.67%) XenServer
5 3 (0.67%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.67%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.44%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.22%) UAG
Systems Management
1 25 (5.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 21 (4.66%) OpenView
3 20 (4.43%) SCCM
4 6 (1.33%) Nessus
5 2 (0.44%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.44%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.44%) ARCserve
5 2 (0.44%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.44%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 2 (0.44%) Puppet
5 2 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.44%) Ansible
6 1 (0.22%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.22%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.22%) SCOM
6 1 (0.22%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.22%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 122 (27.05%) Microsoft
2 80 (17.74%) Cisco
3 40 (8.87%) HP
4 37 (8.20%) Oracle
5 35 (7.76%) VMware
6 31 (6.87%) IBM
7 22 (4.88%) Citrix
8 21 (4.66%) Lotus
9 17 (3.77%) Symantec
10 15 (3.33%) EMC
10 15 (3.33%) NetApp
11 14 (3.10%) Fortinet
12 13 (2.88%) Brocade
13 11 (2.44%) Juniper
14 8 (1.77%) Remedy
15 7 (1.55%) Teradata
16 6 (1.33%) BT
16 6 (1.33%) Websense
16 6 (1.33%) Ericsson
16 6 (1.33%) Nokia
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cheadle
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £25000.00 - £28500.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £23000 per annum + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Outsourcery Hosting Ltd
Salary: From £21,000 to £27,000 per annum plus Bonus, Pension and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Whitehaven
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £26000.00 - £29000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
The MRJ Group
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £26000 - £28000 per annum + Car allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Liverpool
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £24000 - £25000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 15 days ago
Macclesfield
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Preston
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Oldham
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £42000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 23 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Posted: 24 days ago
Manchester
Networkers Plc
Salary: Up to UKP 70000 per year
Posted: 25 days ago
North West England
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 26 days ago